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My Top 50 Africans of the Year 2011

"Across Africa, we have seen countless examples of people taking control of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up.” President Obama 2009 Here is the list of some of the amazing people we were lucky enough to encounter in 2011. As an African I am so proud to know them. They are making […]

Day 1:fasting vs famine

I was born Muslim, read the Koran until the age of 13 years old. Have not practice my Muslim faith thoroughly in recent years for many reasons. I understand what being a Muslim entail to while living in the west. Every year, whilst being the West with some practical limitations I try to fast when […]

Enchanted by @GuyKawasaki ?

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions is Guy’s tenth book. In it, he explains how to influence what people will do while maintaining the highest standards of ethics. The book explains when and why enchantment is necessary and then the pillars of enchantment: likability, trustworthiness, and a great cause. Check it out! […]

At TED 2011

It has been said that TED Events are the most spectacular in the world. I will not argue with that statement. I am so lucky to be attending this extraordinary gathering again this year as Palm Springs welcomes participants from around the globe for TED Active 2011.Around 600 amazing individuals from more than 35 countries […]

Open letter to Bono and Bob Geldof

Dear Bono and Sir Bob As an African woman from Senegal, I write this letter with some sadness. I have been following you both since I was a young girl. I was a fan of your music too. It was amazing to follow your exploits as a young Senegalese girl. And it feels strange now […]

After call (1million shirts)

I had a very constructive conversation with the 1 million shirts founder, Jason Sadler, and the international development guys on Twitter last week. Jason told us that he had simply wanted to use his involvement in clothes retailing and his marketing savvy to do good in Africa, using social media platforms as the springboard for […]

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